December 1, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
It is vital that those who collect and use personal data of clients and colleagues, maintain the confidence of those who are asked to provide it. Not only data stored on a computer e.g. names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers but also data stored in other forms. There are expectations of businesses to protect this data and legal consequences if they do not.
This course will provide you and your workers with a general overview of the Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 and its implications in the workplace and will offer a look into the new GDPR which will replace it in May 2018. It will give you a foundational best-practice approach in securing the data of your clients and remaining compliant with existing and future law.
Outcomes & Objectives:
- Overview & purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998
- Typical application examples of the eight principles of the act
- Be able to describe what these principles mean to you in your role
- Various types of data handling – across common sectors
- Understand how data protection matters are enforced and what is done when data breaches occur
- Overview of the differences between DPA and GDPR.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.